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R&D 100 award for inexpensive gamma ray detector device

Douglas S. McGregor and Walter McNeil have a philosophy: use clever methods to keep things simple. "You can always add more circuitry to make things complex, but that is just more to break down," McGregor said. "If we keep ...

dateJul 21, 2005 in
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Chasing the black holes of the ocean

According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the mysterious black holes of space. These eddies are so tightly shielded by ...

dateSep 23, 2013 in Soft Matter
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Physicists 'record' magnetic breakthrough

An international team of scientists has demonstrated a revolutionary new way of magnetic recording which will allow information to be processed hundreds of times faster than by current hard drive technology.

dateFeb 07, 2012 in General Physics
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